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Greece's sole oil producer boosts output by 30 percent

ATHENS Greece's sole oil producer, Energean Oil & Gas, has stepped up daily production by about 30 percent since early January, it said on Wednesday, as the debt-ridden country seeks to tap into its limited oil reserves.

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EU approves extending border checks at internal Schengen frontiers 04 May 2016

BRUSSELS The European Commission approved on Wednesday extending by six months controls at several frontiers inside the free-travel Schengen area, saying checks were justified by deficiencies in Greece's management of the bloc's external border.

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Turkey to abolish visas for EU states including Cyprus under migrant deal 03 May 2016

ANKARA Turkey has agreed to abolish visa restrictions for all European Union citizens, including Greek Cypriots, passing one of the last remaining hurdles for it to secure visa-free access to Europe for its own nationals.

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Slow progress on Greek reform, debt talks, May 9 deal unlikely - sources 03 May 2016

ROME Talks on concluding Greece's bailout review to unlock new funds and debt relief are progressing only slowly and no deal is likely at a special meeting of euro zone finance ministers on May 9, two sources close to the talks said on Monday.

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Greek deal closer, euro zone finance ministers to meet May 9 29 Apr 2016

BRUSSELS Greece and its international lenders are close to a deal on a package of bailout reforms and are working to agree further contingency steps by May 9 when an extraordinary meeting of euro zone finance ministers will be held in Brussels, EU officials said on Thursday.

Eurogroup meeting on Greece likely on May 9 or 10 - Greek TV 28 Apr 2016

ATHENS Eurozone finance ministers are likely to meet on Greece on May 9 or 10 to try to resolve a deadlock in talks between Athens and its foreign creditors, Greece's Ant1 TV said on Thursday, citing sources at the Greek prime minister's office.

Greek bank rescue fund picks Spencer Stuart to review bank boards 28 Apr 2016

ATHENS Greece's bank bailout fund has picked consulting firm Stuart Spencer to undertake a review of the boards of the country's four big banks, part of a drive to crack down on how members are chosen, it said on Thursday.

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Eurogroup Greece meeting might be next week or week after - Dijsselbloem 28 Apr 2016

PARIS Euro zone finance ministers could meet next week or the week after to discuss Greece, Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Wednesday.

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EU's Tusk urges Eurogroup to set date for Greece talks within days 27 Apr 2016

BRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers should set a date for a meeting on Greece within days to avoid renewed uncertainty over the country's ability to finance itself, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday.

Greece says IMF demands are undermining an accord 27 Apr 2016

ATHENS Greece accused the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday of undermining efforts to broker an accord over the country's funding options, after talks to unlock fresh bailout aid stalled.